A weekly list of City projects or encroachment permits authorized by the City of Yuma affecting busy streets.
I-8, Araby Road - ADOT
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are improving the Interstate 8 and Araby Road (SR 195) traffic interchange with two-lane modern roundabouts and associated ramps. This project also includes construction of storm drains, a retention basin, concrete barriers and retaining walls and installing lighting and landscaping.
Per ADOT, crews are currently working on the north side of Interstate 8 as part of this project. Drivers should be aware of the following traffic-control changes and restrictions that are in effect as of Sept. 6:
Through November, work is scheduled to occur during daylight hours, Mondays through Fridays; however, an extended work schedule might be necessary as the project progresses. ADOT will maintain one lane of travel in both directions on Araby Road. Drivers should allow extra travel time and consider using alternate routes including Avenue 3E and Avenue 8½ E.
Farm equipment operators will have a one-hour window each morning to move through the Araby Road work zone at I-8. ADOT has designated 10-11 a.m. as a travel window for farm equipment operators to move through the area where ADOT crews are building new roundabouts at the Araby traffic interchange. Traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction until the first of November.
28th Street, near 4th Avenue
Crews will need access to a manhole off of 4th Avenue, at a location between 28th and 29th streets, which will lead to a partial road closure on 28th Street while the project is underway. The project will also require some overhead utility work in the area. The project is slated to take place between Nov. 9 and Jan. 9. Signs will be posted in the area to alert traffic to the workzone and the lane closure.
21st-20th streets, Arizona Avenue
As part of a project to connect APS services for the future apartment complex in Mesa Heights, there will be a road closure along 21st Street, between Arizona and Maple avenues. The traffic control plan for this project is anticipated to take place between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15. While work is underway, traffic on 20th Street will also be asked to keep to the right through the street, which will be partially open with one lane in each direction. The alleyway between Arizona Avenue and Walnut Avenue will be fully closed.
Avenue B, near 7th St.
Recently, crews removed and replaced concrete sidewalks at a location off of Avenue B, near 7th Street, to tap into a main waterline. Beginning as soon as Oct. 20, the same area along Avenue B will again have a reduced speed limit of 25 mph in place, with signs posted near the area to alert traffic as they approach. Additionally, there will only be one lane open in each direction as crews remove and replace the concrete curb in the area. Work is slated to be completed by Oct. 25.
3rd Avenue, 9th Street
Crews will be replacing a gas main line located near 3rd Avenue and 9th Street. The work is anticipated to end by Dec. 28. While work is underway to replace the gas line, 9th Street will be closed between Orange Avenue and 2nd Avenue. No right turns will be allowed for drivers on Orange Avenue in either direction. Additionally, 3rd Avenue will be closed between 8th and 9th streets. Signs will be posted to alert drivers to the work zone. Northbound and southbound traffic can detour using 4th or 2nd avenues, and westbound and eastbound traffic can detour through 8th or 10th streets.
3rd Street, 23rd Avenue - 18th Drive
Work is underway to replace a waterline on 3rd Street between 23rd Avenue and 18th Drive. This project will replace/install approximately 1,260 feet of PVC pipe and replace fire hydrants. 3rd Street will be closed from the east edge of 24th Drive to 18th Avenue. Once the project is underway, work will take place between the hours of 5 a.m. and 3 p.m. for approximately 45 days.
1st Avenue, near 3rd Street
A portion of 1st Avenue near its intersection with Giss Parkway will be closed as part of a 60-day project that requires access to a manhole in the area. While the project is underway, no parking will be permitted along 1st Avenue near its intersection with Giss Parkway. 1st Avenue will be completely closed in that same vicinity. Signs will be posted to alert traffic to the hard closure. Additionally, the cross streets at 1st Avenue and Giss Parkway will be closed.
32nd Street, Avenue 7E - 31st Place
Crews will be placing fiber and a future path at a location on 32nd Street, between Avenue 7E and 31st Place. The project will require shoulder work along 32nd Street while crews are in the area near the bore pit that is necessary as part of the project. Traffic signs will be posted to alert drivers to the road work in the zone. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. The project is to be completed by mid-November.
Country Club Drive, near Arizona Avenue
Southwest Gas will be replacing a gas service line at a residence off of Country Club Drive between Arizona Avenue and South Chiquita Drive, during which time no vehicles will be permitted to park along Country Club Drive in the area. Additionally, there will be a partial lane closure and a full sidewalk closure near the work zone while crews are in the area carrying out utility work. The project is to be completed before the end of October.
Magnolia Avenue, 3rd Street to Colorado
A project to pull fiber through an existing conduit will require a partial lane closure on Magnolia Avenue from 3rd Street to Colorado Street and eastbound to 9th Avenue. The project is to be completed by early November. Signs will be posted to alert traffic to the roadwork that is underway and of accompanying traffic control. The speed limit will be reduced in the work zone.
Avenue 3E, Highway 95 - ADOT
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is wrapping up the project to improve and widen Avenue 3E and Highway 95. The work, which started in November 2016, is scheduled to be completed this fall.
I-8 west of 4th Ave. - Caltrans
Caltrans crews continue to work on the reconstruction of Interstate-8 in Imperial County, west of Yuma. Recently, crews reduced traffic to a single lane on westbound I-8 between Sidewinder Road and about a mile west of Ogilby Road. Both travel directions have been switched to the I-8 eastbound lanes divided by k-rail. In addition, the westbound on- and off-ramps at Ogilby Road (exit 159) are closed to traffic. Signs have been placed to alert motorists to the ramp closures and to alternate routes.
The I-8 Corridor is a major pavement rehabilitation project consisting of five segments that will construct Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP) over 48 miles on Interstate 8 in Imperial County. The work will result in a long-lasting superior roadway, capable of withstanding the heaviest traffic loads. Construction began in 2016 on three of the five segments. Work will be completed by 2019.
4th Avenue gateway - ADOT
ADOT is making improvements to the state facility at 4th Avenue and 1st Street. Lane restrictions are in place. The $773,000 improvement project will last approximately seven months. ADOT will add a right-turn lane and a 10-ft. wide, colored-concrete shared-use path from 1st Avenue along the east side of 4th Avenue to the existing Yuma Canal Bridge. The project also includes upgrading and refurnishing existing lighting, installing signage, landscaping and rehabilitating the Yuma Crossing concrete historic land marker.
City Street Maintenance
Asphalt maintenance crews will conduct operations in the following area as needed during the week of Oct. 23-27:
City of Yuma 2017 Fall Slurry Seal Program
Slurry seal is a mixture of asphalt emulsion, water, sand and concrete. It provides a cost-effective new wearing surface that can extend the life of the pavement by at least five years. The City of Yuma Public Works Crews have been preparing for the 2017 Fall Slurry Seal program in the last several weeks by fixing potholes, applying a crack seal, and doing some grinding and patch work to prepare for this project, which will begin on Oct. 28. Staff from the City's Public Works Department will serve as the inspectors for the contractor who will be applying the actual slurry seal. The slurry seal program will be in the following areas during the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.: